How We Met
It was both Kenny’s and my freshman year in college. Kenny went to college with one of my best friends from high school. This mutual friend invited a small group of friends to the beach to celebrate her birthday. Kenny noticed me right away and I couldn’t deny how handsome he was, but I had a boyfriend at the time and didn’t give Kenny any attention. A few weeks later, my boyfriend and I broke up and Kenny found out through the grapevine. He reached out to me on Instagram and our love story began!
How They Asked
Kenny and I have been together for 6 years! We met at a mutual friend’s birthday party our freshman year in college and the rest is history. Kenny proposed on a beautiful Monday afternoon in my favorite vacation spot, Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The trip was planned to celebrate my brother’s 30th birthday and the perfect excuse to take Kenny to a place that holds some of my favorite memories growing up. We were arriving a day later than the rest of the family on Sunday rather than Saturday, so we decided to not tell my brother and surprise him when we arrived. Little did I know, my brother already knew we were going since Kenny had planned to propose. That Friday evening, we realized Kenny’s passport was expired. The consulate was already closed for the weekend and we received no response from the dozens of calls and e-mails we made hoping to get a last-minute extension. Devastated, I left for the Bahamas Sunday morning with the plane seat next to me empty.
We held on to hope that Kenny would be able to go to the consulate Monday morning and get an extension in order to make an afternoon flight and enjoy the last day in Atlantis. After arriving at the consulate two hours prior to the opening to ensure he was first in line, Kenny was told there was nothing they could do to help him. Witnessing Kenny’s devastation, they were able to get creative and Kenny got his passport extension so he could make the trip. Overcome with joy, my family and I ran to greet Kenny upon his arrival at Atlantis. Little did I know, cameras were already set up and video cameras were set to record because Kenny was going to the proposal as soon as I ran into his arms. When Kenny got down on one knee I thought it was a joke, I could not believe the day I had dreamed about was happening. I managed to nod a “yes” through the tears. I had never been more surprised and happy in my life. I could have never dreamed of a more perfect proposal then the way Kenny did it!